As 2023 draws to a close, the WWE universe reflects on a year marked by dramatic twists and unforgettable moments. Among the standout stars, Rhea Ripley emerges as a dominant force, reshaping the landscape of WWE Raw alongside her formidable group, Judgment Day.
In a recent episode of "Raw," a video segment showcased Ripley's retrospective on 2023 - a year she boldly claims as the period when she and Judgment Day seized control of the show. Her assertive presence in the Women's World Championship is highlighted through a montage, underscoring her undeniable impact in the women's division.
The footage, painting a picture of Ripley's supremacy, left no doubt about her role in the "eradication" of her competitors, solidifying her status at the pinnacle of WWE Raw. Yet, Ripley's gaze is firmly set on the horizon, with ambitions already brewing for 2024.
Her upcoming clash with Ivy Nile at "WWE Raw: Day One" signals the onset of another year of domination. Ripley's message to Nile is clear and unyielding - the Raw women's division remains under her reign, a reality Nile is soon to experience firsthand.
Judgment Day's Mixed Fortunes
Despite Ripley's focus on the triumphs of 2023, some shadows linger within the ranks of Judgment Day. The group, while basking in the glory of Damian Priest and Finn Balor retaining their WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championships against The Creed Brothers, also faced setbacks.
Dominik Mysterio's recent loss of the NXT North American Championship to Dragon Lee at NXT Deadline marked a notable low point. Additionally, internal tensions have simmered within the group, stemming from Priest's Money in the Bank briefcase win and the incorporation of JD McDonagh into the stable this fall.
As we usher in 2024, the WWE universe watches with bated breath. The dynamism and intrigue surrounding stars like Rhea Ripley and her compatriots in Judgment Day promise another year of high-octane drama and relentless pursuit of glory.
With Ripley at the helm, the only certainty is that the WWE Raw women's division will continue to be reshaped in her indomitable image.